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Use of Vacuum Assisted Closure Therapy in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds

@inproceedings{Paola2010UseOV,
  title={Use of Vacuum Assisted Closure Therapy in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds},
  author={L. Paola and Anna Carone and S. Ricci and A. Russo and Tania Ceccacci and S. Ninkovic},
  year={2010}
}
Diabetic foot disease is a major health problem, which affects up to 15% of the more than 200 million patients with diabetes worldwide and is associated with an increased risk of amputation. VacuumAssisted Closure (V.A.C.®) Therapy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of diabetic foot wounds. In two parallel randomized controlled trials we have evaluated the effectiveness of VAC Therapy in enhancing skin-graft take of diabetic foot wounds (study I) and the effectiveness in treatment… Expand

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